Cell Phones Collected at University of PhoenixBy : UOPX News | June 9, 2009
ST. GEORGE, UT, June 9, 2009 — Greg Robinson, Operations Supervisor, University of Phoenix, St. George Learning Center announced that the St. George Campus collected over 100 cell phones during the recent Cell Phones for Soldiers campaign. "We collected the lion's share of the total for all our Utah campuses. It is great the St. George community is so supportive of our soldiers. The old cell phones the community donated will be used and exchanged to purchase calling cards for our troops," said Robinson.
The Cell Phones for Soldiers program was started in April 2004 by then 13-year-old Brittany Bergquist and her 12-year-old brother Robbie of Norwell, Massachusetts. Robbie and Brittany's goal is to help our soldiers serving overseas call home. They hope to provide as many soldiers as possible with prepaid calling cards. Through generous donations and the recycling of used cell phones, Robbie and Brittany have already distributed thousands of calling cards to soldiers around the globe. For more information on this program visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.
According to Robinson, "The people who dropped off the cell phone donations thought it was great that University of Phoenix was involved in supporting the troops and they too wanted to also help. I understand we had almost 3 times as many phones donated as the Utah Main Learning Center, so our community showed great support."
To drop off cell phones to be recycled for the Cell Phones for Soldiers campaign you can take them to University of Phoenix, Utah Campus, St. George Learning Center located at 965 E. 700 S. Suite 304, St. George.